5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.